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LOVE, Maureen Rachel

January 6, 1925 – Craven, Saskatchewan
May 18, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Maureen of Calgary, AB, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the age of 93 years.

Maureen Rachel Love was born to Rachel and George Love in Craven, Saskatchewan; the third youngest in a family that eventually numbered 12 children. They moved to Ridgedale briefly when Maureen was a baby, then to the homestead near Porcupine Plain, Sk, where Maureen grew up.

She attended Golden Glow school, and then moved for to Lynn Lake, Manitoba where she was employed by Sherridon-Gordon. From there she moved to Campbell River, Vancouver Island to join her younger siblings Essie and Bill and their families. Mellodie was born in Campbell River. Later she moved back to the farm in Saskatchewan where she cared for her ageing parents until they passed. She continued to care for the elderly, taking a job in D’Arcy, Sk with the Wallis family, and then in Calgary with Mrs. Prudden. Calgary became her home where she lived out her life. After the passing of Mrs. Prudden, she managed the mailroom for Revelstoke Lumber Co. until her retirement.

Maureen would not want us to focus on her earthly accomplishments, as her true vocation and calling was the life she lived for God, whom she came to know personally early in life. She “laid up her treasures in Heaven”, and in so doing, left a huge impact on all who were privileged to know her. She loved others with her words and her actions, especially children and youth. She loved to see people laugh and had a quiet, quick wit. She worked tirelessly behind the scene in her church, and taught Sunday school for years.

“Grandma Love” is survived by her daughter Mellodie Love; grandson Sterling Love; and son-in-law Chris Kennedy; as well has numerous nieces and nephews and family that extends far and wide. She was the last surviving of her generation, predeceased by her mother Rachel Love; father George Love; and siblings Dorothy, Simeon aka Sim (Helen), Winona aka Winnie (Teddy), Leola Barks aka Ollie (Arnie), Peter aka Pete (Bertha), Yvonne aka Bonnie Wake (Austin), Alice Brown (Allan), George aka Geordie, Reginald aka Reggie, Esther Decosse aka Essie (Teddy), and William aka Bill (Betty).

Graveside will be held Friday, May 25, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Rocky View Garden of Peace (243208 Garden Rd, Rocky View No. 44, Calgary, AB, T1X 1G2).

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Maureen Love a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET S.E., Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Franka and Steven Poitevin :

    Dearest Melodie and Sterling,
    Words cannot express how deeply sadden we are to hear of grandma Love’s passing. She was simply put the salt of the earth and one of the kindest person I was fortunate enough to know. As affectionately known to the kids in the neighbourhood as grandma Love she will always have a special place in our hearts but especially Daniel’s and Chaia’s who like many others have fond memories growing up and spending time with grandma.

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  2. Michael & Tanya Kirylchuk :

    Melody and Sterling,
    We are so sad to hear of your loss. Your mother/grandmother will be truly missed! I am so glad that we know that she is now in the presence of her Saviour and Lord, but I also know the sadness and grief you are experiencing with her passing. We have been praying for you during this difficult time

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  3. Linda Choiselat RN. Alberta Health Services :

    Dear Melody,

    I’m so sorry to hear that Mrs. Love has passed away. I was her former home care nurse and I always enjoyed my visits with her. Please accept my deepest condolences. I know that you will deeply miss her. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayer.

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  4. The Gannon Family :

    Dear Melody and Sterling
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Mother/Grandmother. Words cannot express how truly missed she will be. To our family she will always be fondly remembered as Grandma Love. My children still have memories when they were young and playing with Sterling. Grandma Love was always so kind to everyone and kept a watchful eye on the neighbor hood kids. She will be missed dearly but will always be in our hearts.

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  5. Dear Mellodie,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May the fond memories that you have created over the years be with you at this time and may you know that you have done everything you could have done for your Mother over the past years. She will forever be with you and always a part of your being. I know you loved her so deeply. My thoughts are with you now and always. May peace be with you.
    Huge Warm Hugs,
    Sharyon

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  6. Lynn Janzen :

    Dear Mellodie,
    Sending you lots of love and hugs and lifting you in prayer as you mourn the loss of your dear mama. I have such warm and pleasant memories of your mom and I always looked forward to with great anticipation the summers when you would return home to the Love farm and I got to spend time with you and your mom and extended family. I still have the Bible I received from you and your mom when I was 8 years old. I am so thankful I got to see your mom again when we had a meal at the Saskatoon Berry Barn a few years ago. May you feel the Lord’s loving embrace offering you great comfort over these days.
    With lots of love and prayers, Lynn (Cooper) Janzen

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  7. Diana Tole-Schledt :

    Mellodie
    There’s a special place in all of our hearts for our mothers, just like there’s a special place in every mother’s heart for her children. You must continue to carry her memory in that special place in your heart. I am sincerely sorry for the loss of your mother,
    God Bless, Diana Tole-Schledt

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  8. Jane and Ross :

    Dear Mellodie and Sterling
    Our heartfelt condolences to you on the passing of your Mum. I’m sure you will miss her every day. We are thinking of you.
    Love
    Jane and Ross

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  9. Ishioma Ejiofor :

    Dear Mellodie
    I am so sorry for your loss but I want to say a big thank you for giving the privilege to meet your remarkable mother.
    She was kind to me and I always felt good whenever she sees me.
    She would compliment me and make my day. She never complained
    You are so blessed to have a mom like her.

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